‘The French are making fun of us!’ Boris is being asked to toughen up as a fishing rage emerges in the United Kingdom.
Following reports of “devastated” fish stocks in the English Channel and North Sea, Britons are calling for action against “EU owned” supertrawlers and pulse trawlers.
A number of fishing organizations, including the New Economic Foundation, the Angling Trust, and Greenpeace UK, have expressed alarm about overfishing in UK waters, publishing a statement.
They want supertrawlers larger than 100 meters, as well as bottom trawlers, banned from Britain’s ten designated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
“Fishers around the south and east coasts have seen their livelihoods destroyed after years of unrestricted industrial fishing by pulse trawlers, supertrawlers, and fly-shooters,” Greenpeace UK said in a statement.
“As a result, fish populations have been drastically decimated, particularly in inshore areas, leaving some local anglers with nothing to capture.
“Only about a third of critical UK fish populations are in good shape.
“EU-owned supertrawlers spend hundreds of hours fishing in UK waters each year, including in marine protected zones.
“From 2017 to 2020, supertrawler fishing times in UK marine protected zones climbed by 1,000 percent.”
As a result, users of this website are calling the government to take action against EU supertrawlers operating in UK waters and to defend the British fishing sector.
“We need a government that cares,” one person wrote.
“Our government must STOP huge fishing vessels from entering our waters, including fishing tactics that are significantly harming stocks and the ecosystem, as soon as possible, but no later than October 1, 2021,” said another.
“This will provide ample notice to these vessels that they must not be in designated regions or they will be seized and fined.”
“It’s pointless to expect Boris to accomplish anything,” a third wrote.
“He lacks the courage to halt a rubber boat.
“The French have made fun of us for years because we haven’t had a strong leader since Thatcher.”
“Boris finds it simple to screw the pensioners,” a fourth remarked.
“However, Boris is behind the sofa when it comes to screwing the French.”
The government confirmed earlier this week that the state pension triple lock would be scrapped for this year, violating a manifesto commitment.
Pensions in the United Kingdom are indexed to inflation or the average pay increase of 2.5 percent, whichever is higher.
However, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s return to work, average earnings have increased by 8% between May and July 2021.
The government claims that this makes keeping the triple lock unnecessary. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”